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Wayland Student Press

The student news site of Wayland High School

Wayland Student Press

The student news site of Wayland High School

Wayland Student Press

WSPNs Emily Roberge and Ryan Chase discuss Mikaela Shiffrins recent World Cup wins.

Mikaela Shiffrin claims her title as queen of the snow

Emily Roberge and Ryan Chase March 17, 2023

The Queen of slalom is back. Powerhouse alpine ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin recently broke the record for most World Cup wins by a woman ever. Not only that, she has officially surpassed Swedish male ski...

The Road to Houston: Round 1

The Road to Houston: Round 1

Tess Alongi and Lucy Grasso March 16, 2023

wspn · The Road to Houston: Round 1 WSPN's Tess Alongi and reporter Lucy Grasso sit down and discuss the first round of the NCAA March Madness Tournament. Alongi and Grasso outline their predictions...

The Wayland girls swim team poses after winning the Dual County League Championship on Sunday, Feb. 5. Girls swim ended the season with an undefeated record.

Wayland girls swim ends in splashing success

Bella Schreiber March 1, 2023

On Feb. 5, the Wayland girls swim team plunged into the water to compete in the Dual County League Championship (DCL’s). This year, Wayland girls remained undefeated throughout the regular season and...

Senior and black team player Chris Merullo keeps the ball away from defenders and looks to pass to his teammates at an IBL game on Jan. 6.

IBL slam dunks the 2022-2023 season

Bella Schreiber February 14, 2023

Intramural basketball league (IBL) is a tradition at Wayland High School for the sophomores, juniors and seniors to come together in teams for lighthearted competition. IBL follows the normal rules in...

WSPN’s Jeffery Zhang reflects on Enzo Fernández’s potential at Chelsea.

Opinion: Enzo Fernández can bring Chelsea back to the top of the Premier League

Jeffery Zhang February 13, 2023

The English soccer club Chelsea, recently signed Argentine soccer player, Enzo Fernández. Fernández, only 22-years-old, broke the English Premier League, EPL, record for the most expensive transfer deal...

WSPNs Jenny Shine discusses Tom Bradys recent retirement.

Opinion: Brady, retirement isn’t scary

Jenny Shine February 10, 2023

On Feb. 1, Tom Brady announced his retirement for the second time. This announcement came exactly one year after his first retirement announcement, but Brady claims that this time it’s final. After a...

Wayland alumni Alberto Salazar runs for Wayland High School. Salazar was inducted into the WHS Hall of Fame in 2006 and since that has been barred from track and field but still remains in the Hall of Fame.

Alberto Salazar: From distinguished to disgraced

Alberto Salazar, a Wayland High School track star, WHS Hall of Fame (HOF) member and 1976 graduate, always seemed to be a lap ahead in his high school, professional and early coaching career before doping...

Every high school sport comes with challenges, but for the Wayland Swim and Dive team they are additive elements that make for a stressful season. The image above shows Junior Katie Pralle performing an 100 butterfly at Waylands dual meet against Holliston on Dec. 8, 2022. Divers performed earlier in the meet where many of them made their first cuts for states.

The stress and success of Wayland swim and dive

Talia Macchi February 7, 2023

Year after year, the Wayland swim and dive team sees many returning and fresh faces to the pool to start off their season. When the brisk weather and school stress hit, however, along with pressures from...

WSPNs Bella Schreiber and Jenny Shine discuss the NFL and concussions.

Opinion: The NFL does not take injuries seriously

Bella Schreiber and Jenny Shine February 4, 2023

Miami Dolphins quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, finished the season with yet another concussion, but for some reason, barely anyone cares. Tagovailoa, like some other National Football League (NFL) players,...

WSPN’s Jeffery Zhang discusses the importance of Morocco’s run in the 2022 Fifa World Cup.

Opinion: Morocco’s historic run in the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Jeffery Zhang January 31, 2023

The 2022 FIFA World Cup, hosted in Qatar, ended in quite possibly the most thrilling final that the football world has ever seen. Not only that, but the tournament showcased numerous upsets and even featured...

WSPNs Chloe Zilembo shares her experience at the NHL Winter Classic Fan Fest and the history behind it.

NHL Winter Classic: More than just the game

Chloe Zilembo January 30, 2023

The first recorded indoor hockey game took place on March 3, 1875 in Montreal, Quebec, almost 150 years ago. Before that game, people had been playing hockey for years on frozen ponds. The history of outdoor...

Currently, the WHS girls varsity basketball team has a record seven wins and one loss, three more than the team achieved last season. “I think the team came in really wanting to redeem themselves from a really tough season [last year],” coach Amanda Rukstalis said. “There was a lot of off-season basketball happening to prepare [us for] a better season this year.”

The success of the girls varsity basketball team

Selena Liu January 30, 2023

The girls varsity basketball team is off to a good start, with a winning record of 9-2 as of Jan. 25, and was ranked eighth by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) in the Division...

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